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May 11, 2020 In The News

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Millions of Americans received a stimulus check from the federal government. It's unclear if a second one could be coming. Lawmakers in Washington D.C. are kicking around different proposals, from monthly checks to a payroll tax rebate. There are no concrete plans for a second check yet, though.

May 9, 2020 In The News

In any other time, Oregon’s Muslims would be breaking their daily fast throughout Ramadan with their community during a meal known as an iftar. But during the coronavirus pandemic, such gatherings aren’t possible.

May 7, 2020 In The News

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Issues from price gouging to current eviction rules were all part of the conversation Thursday in a webinar hosted by Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. They say they’re constantly working to keep people from getting ripped off and they want those who they think they are to reach out. 

May 4, 2020 In The News

The federal government has spent trillions of dollars to help dull the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic, but some Democratic lawmakers say it’s not enough — and want to see monthly payments of $2,000 given to most Americans until the crisis begins to fade.

May 2, 2020 In The News

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer said they have concerns about the planned CareOregon-Providence Plan Partners affiliation.

May 2, 2020 In The News

Growing Seeds Learning Community has cared for thousands of young children in Portland since it opened its doors in 2004. Earlier this year, Growing Seeds North, the child care center’s largest outpost, was welcoming 160 students a day. That changed on March 23 when Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a statewide stay home order in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

April 29, 2020 In The News

A little over a month ago, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown gave child care centers a choice: continue to operate with a focus on the children of “essential workers,” or shut your doors. Nearly half closed. 

April 29, 2020 In The News

Only a few months ago, Laurelthirst Public House was packed almost every night, hosting free concerts by local musicians seven days a week to some of the most devoted patrons in Portland. 

April 23, 2020 In The News

Even with the downsizing, CEO Jarod Hobbs, Dory's husband, estimates Atlas can only hold on until mid-June, and that's if current enrollment holds steady. He's hoping that financial relief will arrive in the form of a federal loan or a $50 billion stimulus child care relief package backed by NAEYC and some members of Congress, including Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Sens.

April 23, 2020 In The News

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday evening announced that she will extend orders to keep daycares in Oregon closed, unless facilities are approved as emergency childcare services.

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici said she’s calling for $50 billion for providers, families and child care workers in the next coronavirus response package.